Prisons and Prisoners: Historical Documents

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Psychology Press, 1985 - Social Science - 218 pages
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This illuminating reference makes available in one source an important collection of historical documents on prisons and corrections. Experts explore the reasons why prisons have remained virtually unchanged for centuries and the functions prisons are serving in social development today. The authors examine the history of many present-day practices and address a broad range of topics on the authoritarian and bureaucratic organization of prison life. Topics include the construction of prisons, prison riots, the prevention of prisoner suicide, education in prison, and much more.
 

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Contents

Sheriffs and Policemen
1
San Angelo Prison Italy
11
On the Punishment of Jesuits and Priests State
17
On the Regulation of Gaols and Gaolers
23
Prisoners of War
29
Williumsburg
35
Notes on Prison Locks and Iron Bars
41
On the Punishment of Burglary and Robbery
47
The Detroit House of Correction
85
Notes on
91
17941905
99
Imprisonment in Tennessee and Alabama
107
On the Lynching of Prisoners
121
On Preventing Prisoner Suicide in U S Jails
127
Prison Offenses Punishments Prisoner Complaints
133
The Responsibility to Hold Safely
143

On the Punishment of Drunkenness
53
Prison Construction in Virginia
69
History of the Alton Illinois Penitentiary
77
Observations
183
On Education in Prison
193
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